March 9, 2013 Baxter is billed by his makers as a "collaborative manufacturing robot." It can work alongside humans to do simple, repetitive tasks. While some analysts fear that automation like this will kill jobs, Baxter's inventor says such robots could preserve jobs by helping the U.S. remain competitive.
January 10, 2013 The cuts will come primarily in the company's travel business, and account for about 8.5 percent of AmEx's 63,500- person workforce. American Express said it will take a $287 million restructuring charge associated with the layoffs.
December 7, 2012 The economy added 146,000 jobs, beating expectations. Hurricane Sandy had little effect on the numbers.
December 6, 2012 Here's what happened to jobs in 12 different sectors during and after the recession. The overall picture is ugly. But a few areas have been adding jobs.
October 26, 2012 Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
October 10, 2012 A catalog of the U.S. workforce has some awesome-sounding jobs. And it's a good guide to changes in the economic landscape.
October 4, 2012 What gender, education and age have to do with unemployment. Also: How many people are giving up?
August 2, 2012 For years now, jobs in government and jobs in the private sector have been moving in opposite directions.
April 4, 2012 One widely watched report estimates that employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls last month. But Yahoo announced 2,000 layoffs — about 14 percent of its workforce.
March 21, 2012 Robert Collins says he felt "violated" when the Maryland Department of Corrections asked to log in to his Facebook account during a job interview. He's now pushing back, working with lawmakers to bar employers from asking such a privacy-invading question.
March 9, 2012 The job market is getting stronger, but it's still far from healthy, according to this morning's big employment report.
February 15, 2012 Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says the U.S. economic outlook is the most "uncertain" he has seen in his lifetime. Given that he was born during the Great Depression and lived through the Cold War, the 1970s' inflation, and a brutal 1980-82 recession, that may be saying a lot.
January 6, 2012 The most-anticipated story of the morning seems to be the December jobs and unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is due for release at 8:30 a.m. ET.
November 10, 2011 The two indicators suggest modest economic growth, but experts don't think they're big enough to signal sustained economic growth. The numbers, however, will serve to further ease fears about a double dip recession.